Nord DriveSystems recently announced the expansion of its current facility at Hinjewadi, Pune. The inauguration was done at the hands of Shri Vikram Kumar (IAS) Metropolitan Commissioner, PMRDA. Also present at the occasion were Jutta Humbert, Managing Partner, Nord Drivesystems Group and P L Muthusekkar, MD, Nord Drivesystems India.
The company’s manufacturing facility has an installed capacity of 42000 geared motors per annum plus a 22000 electrical motor assembly with a utilisation factor between 75 to 80%. These requirements are served through the existing production plans. Considering the consistently growing Indian market and Nord India consolidating its presence further, the management has taken a decision to further increase its production capacity especially for the large gearboxes & industrial gearbox units (IGU).
The newly acquired plant expansion is just adjacent to the existing plant with a connecting road in between. It is spread on an area measuring 7211 sqm whilst the building area is 3213 sqm.
The company plans to use this new available space for the production of the large gearbox assemblies whose demand is continuously increasing in the domestic market. It will also accommodate a bigger warehouse to support the proposed large gearbox production, making way for more production space in the existing building for medium-sized geared motors.